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Get ready for an exciting career

Your pathway to degree success in a top student city

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) International Study Centre offers a range of specialist programmes that will prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at LJMU. Take the first step on your route to a successful career.

A top 3 UK city

Liverpool is one of the safest student cities in the UK. Life here is exciting, with so much to do when you take a break from studying (Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2021).

Graduate success

95% of graduates are in employment or further education within six months of graduating (DLHE 2018).

200 years

 in 2023, LJMU is celebrating its 200 year anniversary.

Studying at the International Study Centre

Prepare to study at LJMU with our range of undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programmes. At the International Study Centre you will learn essential academic skills and academic subject knowledge.

Find the right programme

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International Foundation Year

A one-year preparatory course designed to help you to succeed once you progress to study at LJMU. Study with other international students and progress to an undergraduate degree at LJMU. 

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Extended International Foundation Year

This programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students — allowing additional time for you to develop the skills you need for undergraduate study

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International Year One

Two pathways designed to equip you for entry straight on to the second year of an undergraduate degree.

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Pre-Masters Programme

A one-semester preparatory course designed to improve your English and practice the academic skills required for successful postgraduate study. Progress to your chosen Masters programme at LJMU.

Entry requirements

View our requirements for more information – you can find all entry requirements here.

Progress to LJMU

Once you successfully complete your programme at LJMU International Study Centre and meet the required grades, you can progress to study a variety of degrees at Liverpool John Moores University.

High ranked subjects

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked highly in the UK in these fields:

3rd in the UK

for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism

(The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

9th in the world

for Sports-related Subjects

(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

17th in the UK

for General Engineering

(The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

Maryam, an international student, on LJMU's campus

I have learnt a lot during my foundation programme, where the tutors told me how to communicate and present, how to design presentation slides. I have learnt how to answer questions and engage with the class and become more confident. It taught me how to negotiate and defend my point in discussions in a good and polite way.

Maryam from Oman
Studied Extended International Foundation Year in Business and Law
Progressed to BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

The perfect home for your international studies

With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers Liverpool is a beautiful city, but the view isn't the only reason people love it so much. Liverpool has all the attributes of any major European city, but with all the convenience of a small one. Whatever you enjoy, Liverpool has something for you. LMJU is based in Liverpool, a truly beautiful city with a little bit of everything. From beaches and parks to skyscrapers and shops, there’s a reason why the city is loved by so many.